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Alchemilla mollis

Lady's Mantle



30-50 cm

Flower colour

lime green

Flowering time

June - July

Foliage colour



sun - shade


average, well drained, moist


acid - neutral - alkaline


hardy, USDA zones 3-8

Plant range


Alchemilla is a genus in the family Rosaceae.  They have ornamental foliage and although the flowers aren't very showy, the umbels of lime green flowers are great accents with other flower colours. Most species of the genus are native to northern Eurasia, but a few species are native to mountains in Africa and N-America. Three species are native to Iceland.


Division in spring.

Seed – needs cold stratification, best sown in September - November.

Seed just covered and stored for 2-4 weeks at 20°C (68°F) and then it‘s moved outside until germination. Germination can be slow, seed may germinate a year later, so it‘s important not to throw it away prematurely. Optimum germination temperature is 5-12°C (40-55°F).

A medium sized perennial with large leaves and lime-green flowers in large clusters. It can grow in sun or shade, in well drained, moist soil. Hardy and easy to grow. Self seeds a little.

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